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UST Facility Class A and Class B Operator Training Courses

Information regarding approved providers offering UST Operator Training courses.

Approved Courses for UST Facility Class A and B Operator Training

The following courses have been approved by TCEQ. The courses below have incorporated the 2018 UST rule changes. If you took a course based on the UST rules prior to the 2018 changes, you must take a new course by January 1, 2020.

  • Course Name: Petro Classroom Class A and Class B UST Facility Operator Training Course
    Course Sponsor: Asian American Trade Associations Council
    Course Provider: Petro Classroom
    Provider: (844) 303-6752
    Website: www.petroclassroom.com
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    E-Mail: pjv@petroclassroom.com
    Approval Date: September 14, 2018
  • Course Name: Texas Class A and Class B UST Facility Operator Training Course
    Course Sponsor: Texas Food and Fuel Association
    Course Provider: TAIT Environmental
    Phone: (972) 755-1260
    Website: https://texas.ustcourse.com/storeExit the TCEQ
    E-Mail: training@tait.com
    Approval Date: September 14, 2018
  • Course Name: PASS Training and Compliance
    Course Sponsor: National Institute of Storage Tank Management
    Course Provider: PASS Training and Compliance
    Phone: (765) 281-5588
    Website: www.passtesting.comExit the TCEQ
    E-Mail: support@passtesting.com
    Approval Date: April 24, 2019
  • Course Name: UST Training's Texas Class A/B UST Operator Training
    Course Sponsor: Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA)
    Course Provider: UST Training
    Phone:(866) 301-8265
    Website: www.usttraining.comExit the TCEQ
    E-Mail: info@USTtraining.com
    Approval Date: June 12, 2019
  • Course Name: Petroleum Storage Tank Training Professionals (PSTTP) UST A/B Operator Training Course
    Course Sponsor: Texas Association of Storage Tank Professionals (TASTP)
    Course Provider: PSTTP
    Phone: (770) 235-9144
    Website: www.psttp.netExit the TCEQ
    E-mail: billgreer@psttp.net
    Approval Date: November 16, 2020
  • Course Name: Cstores Training's Texas Class A/B UST Operator Training
    Course Sponsor: South Texas Merchants Association
    Course Provider: Cstores Training
    Phone: 833-699-5800
    Website: www.cstorestraining.comExit the TCEQ
    E-Mail: cs.support@cstorestraining.com
    Approval Date: July 1, 2021
  • Course Name: Convenience Store Class A/B UST Operator Training
    Course Sponsor: United States Small Business Owners Associations
    Course Provider: TankBaba.com, LLC
    Phone: 317-500-0000
    Website: www.tankbaba.comExit the TCEQ
    E-Mail: info@tankbaba.com
    Approval Date: September 29, 2021

Approval of Class A and B Operator Training

TCEQ must approve any training courses for Class A and Class B Operators of underground petroleum storage tanks. In order to start the approval process for a Class A/B Operator Course, send a final electronic version of the entire course content as a .pdf, .pptx, or .docx file to pstreg@tceq.texas.gov. Various parts of the agency will need to review the course content, including any evaluations that are part of the course. The review process takes 60-90 days. There are no fees associated with the course review. We do not conduct reviews on incomplete courses. To ensure that the training complies with and educates the operators about the Texas requirements, TCEQ encourages you to review the following before submitting the training:

Additionally, per 334.603(a)(1)Exit the TCEQ, “the provider of a training course or process must be sponsored by an association or industry organization recognized nationwide or statewide with regard to its affiliation with regulated petroleum underground storage tank (UST) systems.” You must provide a letter from the association or organization indicating their sponsorship. TCEQ does not have a list of acceptable organizations. The sponsoring organizations that providers have used in the past are listed above.

 The courses do not have a specified length requirement. The requirements for the course content are found in 30 TAC 334.602(b)Exit the TCEQ:

  • (1)(B): “…Class A operators must be trained in and have a general knowledge of the requirements of applicable UST regulations, including, but not limited to registration, system components, product compatibility, spill and overfill prevention, corrosion protection, release detection, testing and inspections, recordkeeping, notification, release reporting and response, temporary and permanent closure, operator training, and financial responsibility.”
  • (2)(B): “…Class B operators must be trained in and have detailed knowledge of the requirements of applicable UST regulations, including, but not limited to registration, system components, product compatibility, spill and overfill prevention, corrosion protection, release detection, testing and inspections, recordkeeping, notification, release reporting and response, temporary and permanent closure, operator training and financial responsibility…”

TCEQ does not review or require approval for Class C Operator training.